News and information on the role that government, small business, the nonprofit sector and philanthropy play in creating healthy and vibrant communities.

200 Peninsulans Volunteer on MLK Day
About 200 Catholics, Mormons, Jews, Buddhists and Muslims from 15 different faith communities fanned out across the Peninsula on Monday as volunteers for the region's first Multifaith Day of Service...more



Hike Fundraiser to Raise Homelessness Awareness
The annual Hike for the Homeless fundraising event by the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter (BAHS) brings hundreds of volunteers to walk through downtown Bangor to raise awareness for homeless people in...more

Thrift Store Helps and Hires Homeless Kids
Incredible Thrift is a thrift store stationed in Springfield's South Glenstone Street, where its staff comprises of homeless or "at risk" kids. James Bruggeman, the store director, saw the need...more

Entrepreneurial Phillanthropy Rising in Asia
According to a report out of the Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy at the National University of Singapore, entrepreneurial philanthropy is on the rise in Asia. The working...more

Gift Economy: Paying It Forward for Good
Diagnosed with an unusual type of stomach cancer, Brice Royer started looking for ways to remove himself from the system he believed was making him sick and stumbled on the concept of the gift...more

Attercliffe-Based Fund Hits Busiest Month
The Sheffield-based Key Fund, a social enterprise, has just completed its busiest month since it sets off a decade ago. The fund has received 42 applications from July to August, which is three...more

Aon Foundation Bags Three Oil & Gas Magazine Awards
Aon, the leading global provider of risk management, earns three Oil & Gas Awards for its philanthropic programs and innovative efforts. As Aon is dedicated to advancing education in the oil and...more

Raya, the Sanitation Muppet at Reinvent the Toilet Fair
Raya the Sanitation Muppet, first introduced at the Reinvent the Toilet Fair: India, is the latest addition to the beloved children's show, Sesame Street. She will appear as part of Sesame Street's...more

Google Extends Giving Through Glass Initiative for Nonprofits
Google has announced that it will be extending its Giving Through Glass initiative that the company has launched last October. The initiative aims to place its wearable computing technology,...more

Youth: More Volunteer Engagement
The Prime Minister's wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor encourages youth to be more involved in volunteer work. Rosmah Mansor reasons that volunteerism practice lays the foundation for a united...more





Cause Artist lists down the five health startups that are changing people’s views about health and wellness. These startups made use of their creative juices, and with tech know-how, have developed solutions to solve some of the world’s most complex health issues.




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